Monday, 25 August 2014

Kptk92 adamant consistency will pay off

First posted on 24th May 2012 at Legends Racing League

Kptk92 took one win in an exciting reverse grid race but had to play second fiddle to Championship rival o0o JAM1E o0o

Kptk92 believes that continuing his impressive consistency in race results will eventually yield the overall points lead in the Championship.

The BTCC Title race was blown wide open as the SEAT driver maintained his pressure on Championship leader and former team-mate o0o JAM1E o0o throughout the event at Mazda Laguna Seca, with both drivers showing incredible consistency as they built a large margin over the rest of the field in the standings.

o0o JAM1E o0o was the third driver in three events to take four wins out of five races in one night after narrowly taking pole position by 0.016 seconds, while Kptk92's worst finish was 3rd place in Race 5 after an epic duel with Volvo's oHoncho. The leading Championship duo's excellent nights were in stark contrast to defending four-time Champion x Shuffle, who did not feature on the podium in any of the five races after being crashed into at the very first turn of the evening. The Vauxhall driver also hit more bad luck as he was collected by a rejoining RivaLCF in the reverse grid race while he was ahead of his Championship rivals.

When asked about his night, Kptk92 replied: "It went very well, we were always there fighting up the front, it's just that Jamie was always there as well. In the end it was really down to qualifying, most of the races were decided into turn 1 where he was able to just hang on to the inside and there was nothing I could really do about that. We didn't let him run away with a big lead in the standings so we can be satisfied with the job we've done. But we'll take the great points we have achieved today. We pulled a great gap (40 points) to x Shuffle today so now we'll focus on clawing back some points and I'll be targeting a repeat performance - if not, slightly better - at Motegi next week."

Kptk92 may be second in the Drivers Championship, but his SEAT team retook the lead of the Manufacturers Championship as Volvo missed the presence of VVV Shifty.

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